Marker Drones

11-2013-08-03 12.42.38


So, I did a bunch of Marker Drones.

I’m digging on the idea of a Commander with some Marker Drones hooking up with a squad of Marker Drones for some BS 5 laser-pointing.  So, here’s 6.

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They were a simple conversion: the base Drone bits + XV8 heads.  That’s it.  Nothing else.  Really, the beauty of the Tau army is that you really can almost get away with just gluing whatever to whatever.

03-2013-08-03 12.39.11


I’m planning on doing a lot more flavor text on the models in this army.  With the drones, I checked out this font, and numbered them all MD01 through MD06. Because everything in this army tends to run in 6′s (well, 3′s, 6′s, and 12′s; just like my Khorne army’s all 2′s, 4′s, 8′s, and 16′s), I’m probably going to make all my numbering base-6 (so the next Marker Drone will be MD10).  Gun Drones and Shield Drones will be GD01 and SD01 respectively. Not sure what I’ll do for Missile Drones.

02-2013-08-03 12.38.37


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Since I broke out the lightbox, I figured I’d shove the test Fire Warrior into it, too.

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  • elphilo

    I forgot to post this when I originally saw this, but I really like the way the marker drones came out. I like them a lot more than the ones GW have out and am now kicking myself that I didn’t think of this!

    • Rushputin


      Truly, one of the beauties of the Tau is you can kinda get away with just gluing shit together and it works out okay.

  • Sean Parker

    RD01 for Missile Drones? Rockets aren’t quite missiles… but… Its close enough for government work…

    • Rushputin

      No, I could definitely see that working.